Resources

Here are a range of charities and organisations that you might find helpful. These helped myself as a grieving parent but they have also been a source of comfort and information for my family and friends who were also affected by the loss of our baby.

Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. They operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

https://www.sands.org.uk/

Tommy's fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. They believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth. They want every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes and to take home happy, healthy babies.

https://www.tommys.org/

How to stop pregnancy ads following you after a loss

What to do when Facebook doesn't identify when an expectant mother's pregnancy has ended in loss.

https://www.tommys.org/our-organisation/about-us/charity-news/how-stop-pregnancy-ads-following-you-after-loss

Each Baby Counts is the RCOG’s national quality improvement programme to reduce the number of babies who die or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents occurring during term labour.

https://www.rcog.org.uk/eachbabycounts

Campaign for Safer Births is working to improve NHS Maternity Services in order to reduce the avoidable deaths and injuries of babies and mothers during labour.

http://www.campaignforsaferbirths.co.uk

Baby Loss Awareness Week is an opportunity:

  • for bereaved parents, and their families and friends, to unite with others across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives.

  • to raise awareness about the issues surrounding pregnancy and baby loss in the UK, and push for tangible improvements in bereavement care and support.

  • to let the public and key stakeholders know what charities and other supportive organisations are doing on bereavement care and support around pregnancy and baby loss.

https://babyloss-awareness.org/

Bliss exists to give every baby born premature or sick in the UK the best chance of survival and quality of life.

https://www.bliss.org.uk/

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families

https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/

If you’ve been affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy, this website can provide the information that you’re looking for.

They hope that family, friends, colleagues and health professionals will find the site helpful too.

https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/